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new pc but same hard drive

Oct 21, 2013 10:58AM PDT

Just replaced my processor, motherboard, powersupply and video card but im still using my ild hard drive from my old computer. The harddrive was my main one and already had windows on it but everytime I go to boot up my pc windows crashes immediately. Any suggestions?

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Clarification Request
Just re-install Win7x64
Oct 21, 2013 11:35PM PDT

Your boot-up result by just using the old drive as is, is normal. Too much has changed and the OS won't proceed with a proper boot-up.

I suggest, don't do the workarounds or the results maybe less than you want. It may work, but you've got one chance to do this and basically it becomes tiresome once it fails. You may not lose data but you could, that's the point, you're taking a chance. Google away, but in the time and effort you try the work arounds you can have your PC up and running, *CLEANLY* and install old data and pgms. in typical re-install. Image your old drive using another PC to do this and be safe with back-up. If you have another old drive clone to it if you like as yet another back-up method.

tada -----Willy Happy

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The crash was expected.
Oct 21, 2013 10:59AM PDT

When Windows installed it tailors itself to the machine so a change like that and it should crash.

Too bad the OS was not noted. For XP there are workarounds.

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Oct 21, 2013 12:08PM PDT

So does that mean I need to reinstall windows,

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I had hopes you would tell more.
Oct 21, 2013 12:15PM PDT

If you had supplied details I might have avoided a full install. Try this on google.

Change motherboard and save Windows operating system.

Add the version you want to save. Again, I have more information but your posts are not complete.

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Oct 21, 2013 12:20PM PDT

Well its a msi 970a g43 motherboard and windows 7 64 bit

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Then use the search I noted.
Oct 21, 2013 12:24PM PDT

The issues of XP don't apply so you can use the methods noted UNLESS you left out a detail such as the Window 7 was some HP/Dell/OEM version.

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Locked this post.
Oct 22, 2013 6:04AM PDT

You opened a new post so this one is retired.